Tarrytown to Hold First Eco-Fair

The Village of Tarrytown is pleased to announce its first Eco-Fair, to be held on Saturday, September 20, at Patriot’s Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hosts are the Tarrytown Environmental Advisory Committee and the Warner Library.

Visitors of all ages can learn about what we as individuals and groups can do to keep our air, water, and food supply as clean as possible for our own health and the health of our planet.

Many organizations will be providing helpful information and demonstrations about healthier choices for personal care products, home-cleaning agents without harsh chemicals, gardening without pesticides, using alternative forms of transportation, and buying renewable energy.

Among the exhibitors will be Westchester County, Stone Barns, and Rockefeller State Park Preserve.

On hand will be Mayors Fixell and Zegarelli, as well as county legislators, who will be available to talk about town and county initiatives to address global warming as well as solid waste disposal, meeting federally-mandated air quality standards, and water pollution. Entertainment will feature live music and children’s games.

Vendors will be selling eco-friendly merchandise such as stainless steel water bottles and re-usable shopping bags, both of which save energy, reduce the use of plastics, and reduce waste. We will also be honoring local businesses who have implemented the pledge to "go green" by recycling, using compact fluorescent bulbs, purchasing recycled paper, and adjusting the thermostat to use less energy.

While at the fair, visitors can take advantage of Tarrytown’s own farmer’s market providing locally grown produce and baked goods among other things.

Eco-Fair will be family friendly, with activities for children, musical entertainment for all ages, good food, and fair trade products for sale.

There is no admission charge, and all are welcome. For further information please call 914-594-4256.

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